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Dunbeg,fort 700m west of Fintry Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Forth and Endrick, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.0527 / 56°3'9"N

Longitude: -4.2357 / 4°14'8"W

OS Eastings: 260858

OS Northings: 686681

OS Grid: NS608866

Mapcode National: GBR 10.QNDJ

Mapcode Global: WH3N9.X448

Entry Name: Dunbeg,fort 700m W of Fintry Bridge

Scheduled Date: 4 May 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5681

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Fintry

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument consists of the remains of a prehistoric fort located on an isolated rocky knoll.

The knoll has steep sides, except on the WSW where there is a fall of only 6m to a saddle linking the knoll to the main hillside. The oval turf-covered summit measures about 46m by 27m and is surrounded by traces of a bank which probably forms the remains of a ruined wall. This bank is best preserved on the NW, where it is about 0.3m in height.

A gap on the WNW probably represents an original entrance to the fort. Inside the fort are possible traces of structures, perhaps the insubstantial remains of internal buildings. Slight earthworks on the N of the saddle to the W of the fort may indicate outwork defences guarding the weakest approach to the fort.

The area to be scheduled measures 105m E-W by 70m N-S, to include the fort, possible outworks, and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the fort may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric defensive architecture and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS 68 NW 7.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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